Thursday, June 2, 2011
Despite all the struggles that Isaac has had with his health, there is miracle written all over him. A year ago, the doctors told us that they thought his body was shutting down. It didn't. For 10 long months, Isaac was given five times the amount of valium that was originally prescribed because of a pharmacy error. He should have been knocked out by that amount. He wasn't. Doctors early on did not expect Isaac's development to increase beyond the newborn stage. It did.
Isaac listens from his crib..and waits for his Mom and Dad to come smile at him, talk to him, tell him how much they love him. The grin on his face is worth it all. Today, Isaac rolled over twice (with just a little help.) But, even if Isaac never made another bit of developmental progress, we would rejoice that he was given to us by God. How could God have looked upon us, already so blessed by amazing children, and graciously allowed us to be a part of this wonderful child's life? God's gifts will never cease to amaze me..gifts that may come to us in disguise...not the ones that we may be expecting..not in the shiny, well wrapped boxes...but the broken ones, the utterly dependent ones, the boxes marked.."fragile: handle with care." This one who loves old hymns, hugs and smiles more than anything else... This boy is a gift to us beyond what we could have imagined. Caring for him may cost us much...our sleep, our finances, our aching bodies, our naivety, our selfishness...but it is a price worth paying for something worth so much more. A glimpse into Jesus and the way he sees us..we are utterly dependent on him, we are broken, we are so needy. And yet he desires to save us...to care for us...to adopt us into His family.
I am blessed beyond measure...
at 11:41 PM